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Sen. Cornyn: Dems’ Broken Promises, Impeachment Threaten to Deadlock Budget at Year's End

News Analysis WASHINGTON—Another end-of-year government shutdown crisis will result because of congressional Democrats’ “single-minded obsession with impeaching the ...

Politics | The "Squad"

Ilhan Omar 'Qatari asset,' Florida court hears

The Democratic Congresswoman is said to have passed information to Qatar which was subsequently handed along to Iran.

Politics | The "Squad"

Ilhan Omar Funneled $150,000 To Alleged Lover's Consulting Group: Report

Rep. Ilhan Omar paid nearly $150,000 more to Tim Mynett’s political consulting group than has previously been known after allegations that the pair was having an affair emerged, a new report says. “The 37-year-old Minnesota congresswoman’s c

Politics | Politics

BREAKING: Congress Releases Messages Showing Tlaib Asked Campaign For Personal Money, Announces Investigation Into Her |

The House Ethics Committee announced on Thursday that it is investigating Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib (MI) 0ver internal messages that she allegedly sent in 2018 asking her congressional campaign for money for personal expenses, which is a potential crime

News | Antisemitism Watch

Ilhan Omar’s Latest Op-Ed Reveals Depth of Her Antisemitism | Israellycool

Ilhan Omar has written an op-ed in the Washington Post entitled Sanctions are part of a failed foreign policy playbook. Stop relying on them.

Politics | Politics

BREAKING: Democrat Katie Hill Is Resigning Amid Allegations Of Sexual Relationships With Staffers, Report Says

Democrat Rep. Katie Hill (CA) is reportedly resigning from Congress this week after allegations surfaced that she had engaged in relationships with a campaign staffer and a congressional staffer. Politico reported on Sunday that Hill is “set to resi

News | The News

UH OH: Another day, another RedState scoop on Katie Hill

"Texts Reveal Concern About Katie Hill Drinking, Missing Flights"

Politics | Liberal Hypocrisy

Media Doesn't Bat One Eye Over Democrat's Alleged Affairs With Staffers

After alleged reports, including text messages and photos, of Congresswoman Katie Hill having multiple affairs with employees came out last week, the media remains silent.

Politics | Politics

Rep. Elijah Cummings passes away at age 68

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has died at the age of 68 due to health complications, according to a statement from his office.

Politics | The "Squad"

Rashida Tlaib Confirms House Ethics Probe Into 2018 Payments To Herself

The House Ethics Committee is reviewing payments Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) made to herself following her 2018 election win, the freshman congresswoman’s office confirmed Monday.  While candidates are permitted to draw a salary from their campaign coffers

Politics | The "Squad"

‘Wrecked again’: AOC did NOT like Tom Homan reminding her who makes the laws ICE enforces, then she slammed the gavel

"In my 34 years, I've never seen such hate toward a law enforcement agency in my life that you want to abolish them rather than do YOUR job."

Politics | Antisemitism

Congressman Exposes IfNotNow Progressive American Jews As Disconnected From Reality

In the following video, IfNotNow members try to elicit anti-Israel statements from Congressman Brad Schneider (IL). These anti-Israel progressive Jews did not get what they expected.

Politics | The "Squad"

NEW: Ilhan Omar Calls for the Protection of a Notorious TERRORIST Organization | Mohammad Tawhidi

From the blog of Mohammad Tawhidi at The Times of Israel

Politics | Op-Ed

Dems and Jewish Groups Pick Wrong Side on Omar-Tlaib

Should the Netanyahu government have barred “Squad” members and BDS advocates Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering the country? Chattering classes in both countries quickly took sides.

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Ilhan Omar & Rashida Tlaib Partnered with Vicious Anti-Semites | National Review

Will pundits, editorial boards, and reporters take a look at the scandal hiding in plain sight?

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Steve Kramer - Glad You're Not Coming

Steve Kramer – Glad You’re Not Coming Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, all “women of color” known as “the squad,” are the darlings of the m

Politics | The "Squad"

Hot take: ‘No politician in living memory has been treated as badly as Ilhan Omar’

Remember when Ilhan Omar was shot by a Bernie Bro and almost died? Wait, that wasn't her.

Politics | The "Squad"

Feds Investigating Ocasio-Cortez’s Chief-Of-Staff Saikat Chakrabarti After Sudden Resignation | Daily Wire

Federal officials are reportedly investigating socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-NY) former chief-of-staff Saikat Chakrabarti — who suddenly resigned from his position last week — over allegations that he committed campaign finance violatio

News | Antisemitism Watch

Rashida Tlaib’s Disturbing Interview with Young Palestinian Terror Promoter Janna Jihad | Israellycool

Congress has a Trojan horse - or more accurately a mini-stable.

Politics | The "Squad"

Friday news dump! BIG shakeup with AOC’s staff; Chief of staff, comms director reportedly leaving

BYE!

Politics | The "Squad"

Ilhan Omar Promotes Tweet Celebrating Violent Attack On Rand Paul | Daily Wire

Far-left Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) promoted a tweet that appeared to celebrate the violent attack that befell Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) in 2017, when Paul's home neighbor attacked him and broke six of his ribs.

Politics | The Hall of Idiots

Ted Lieu questions if someone ‘got to’ Robert Mueller and that’s why he walked back his statement – twitchy.com

Someone is getting fitted for a tinfoil hat.

Politics | The "Squad"

House Financial Services Committee member AOC apparently unaware of Congress’ fiscal role (or fiscal history)

It’s fair to say that today’s GOP isn’t nearly as concerned about fiscal conservatism as they were when Barack Obama was president.

Politics | Politics

WATCH: Omar Compares BDS Movement To Boston Tea Party — Lee Zeldin Nukes Her

Republican New York Rep. Lee Zeldin scolded Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar on Wednesday after she introduced a resolution affirming Americans’ right to isolate Israel through Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS).

News | Antisemitism Watch

Ilhan Omar Claims Palestinian Opposition to Israel Is "Non-Violent"

Netroots Nation has been a goldmine of Democrats saying ridiculous things. This may qualify as the most disconnected from reality though.

Politics | The "Squad"

WATCH: Laughing Ilhan Omar Refuses To Condemn Antifa Violence When Confronted By Reporter | Daily Wire

After an attempted terror attack by a self-identified far-left Antifa member against an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in Tacoma, Washington on Saturday, a reporter from Rebel Media asked freshmen Democrats if they would condemn the at

Politics | The "Squad"

Human Rights Attorney: Omar Would Be In KKK If Not In Congress | Daily Wire

A human rights attorney told Fox News this week that if far-left Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) were not in Congress that she would be in the Ku Klux Klan, an assertion that she made based on Omar's behavior.

Politics | The "Squad"

‘Clown show’: Apparently AOC and Rashida Tlaib forgot to compare notes before pushing their border crisis narratives

As Twitchy told you, during today’s Congressional hearing on the border crisis, Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib embarked on an unhinged, barely coherent rant:

Politics | The "Squad"

‘This is nonsense’! AOC’s explanation for why she insisted on being sworn in at border crisis hearing sets off BS alarm

As Twitchy told you, earlier today, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez insisted on being sworn in before testifying about her visits to detention facilities during a Congressional hearing.

Politics | From CNN

Dispute between Pelosi and 'the squad' has House Democrats pleading for unity

House Democrats are calling for unity amid a week of escalating tensions and sharp words that have once again laid bare the deep divides in a caucus fractured along ideological and generational lines.

Politics | The "Squad"

AOC explains why getting rid of DHS is like totally NOT all that radical and stuff, misses one KEY thing

It's as if AOC doesn't know WHY DHS was founded in the first place. Oh wait, she probably doesn't.

Politics | The "Squad"

Ocasio-Cortez Suggests Pelosi Is Targeting Her Because Pelosi Is Racist | Daily Wire

Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) attacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during multiple recent interviews, going as far as to say that she believes that Pelosi is targeting her because Pelosi is racist.

Politics | Liberal "Tolerance"

Frederica Wilson: People ‘Should Be Prosecuted’ For ‘Making Fun Of Members Of Congress’ Online | Daily Wire

Democrat Rep. Frederica Wilson led a congressional delegation to inspect an immigrant detention facility on Tuesday and following her visit she said that people who are "making fun of members of Congress" online "should be prosecuted."

Politics | From CNN

House Democrats file lawsuit to obtain Trump tax returns - CNNPolitics

The Democrat-led House Ways and Means Committee filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to enforce subpoenas and obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns, an escalation in a fight for the President's personal financial information.

Politics | The "Squad"

Stick a fork in her! Confronted by Jake Tapper, AOC just torched her last shred of credibility over “concentration camps.”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez never met a shovel she didn’t like. So given the chance to back off after pitching a fit over weary Nancy Pelosi urging House Dems to vote for the Senate’s bipartisan border funding bill, she elected to take her tantrum to TV:

News | The News

House approves bipartisan border funding bill, after Pelosi reverses course under GOP pressure | Fox News

A coalition of moderate Democrats and Republicans approved crucial border funding legislation late Thursday in the House, sending the $4.6 billion bill to President Trump's desk for his expected signature -- after Speaker Nancy Pelosi backed down f

Politics | Politics

Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejects bipartisan border funding plan that passed Senate 84-8

Senate Democrats seemed to think they had a bipartisan solution ready to go.

Politics | Big Tech vs Conservatives

MUST-WATCH: Dan Crenshaw's Blistering Questioning Of Google Execs Over Political Bias | Daily Wire

On Wednesday, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) brilliantly grilled Derek Slater, Google Global Director of Information Policy, over revelations from a Project Veritas video of political bias at Google.

Politics | The "Squad"

MUST READ: Luke Rosiak has a new thread up on Ilhan Omar and IT’S DEVASTATING

"Omar swore under oath that she didn't know any of his relatives, and didn't know anyone who knew him."

News | The News

Burgess Owens Torches Democrats: Party Of ‘Slavery, KKK, Jim Crow, Killed Over 40% of Black Babies’ | Daily Wire

Former NFL player Burgess Owens blasted the Democratic Party on Wednesday as he testified to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties on the issue of reparations.

Politics | The "Squad"

What is Ilhan Omar hiding about her marriages?

People don't like to discuss their personal lives in public, much less when multiple divorces and children are involved. Even in public life, there ought to remain a reasonable amount of privacy when it comes to a purely intimate matter. But red flags abo

Politics | The "Squad"

Vile Jew-Hating Islamic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Called Out for What She Is

Engels, the Florida correspondent for Laura Loomer’s Illoominate Media, confronted Rashida Tlaib about calling President Trump a “Mother F**ker”.

Politics | The "Squad"

Rep. Omar filed joint tax returns before she married husband

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota campaign finance officials said last week that U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar misused campaign funds in violation of state rules. They also revealed that she had filed joint tax...

Politics | Politics

A furious Jon Stewart tells Congress to support 9/11 first responders: 'It's an embarrassment'

The former host of "The Daily Show" wins praise from members of the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution.

Politics | The "Squad"

Ilhan Omar Refuses to Comment on Terrorist Recruitment in Her District

WASHINGTON — Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) declined to address a report that found the highest level of terrorist group recruitment has taken place in her congressional district. According to a Fox News report from February, “More men and boys from a Somali A

Politics | The "Squad"

Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can see why a pay raise for Congress makes sense now – twitchy.com

It's important to pay representatives enough so they're not "pressured" to go into lobbying.

Politics | The "Squad"

MALKIN: Revoke Ilhan Omar's Marriage Fraud Immunity Card | Daily Wire

If you are not a member of the Democrats' protected class of bitter loudmouths who hate America, you can be investigated and prosecuted for marriage fraud. The headlines have been filled with recent crackdowns.

Politics | The "Squad"

Is it Ilhan Omar’s Democratic Party now? | JNS

The battle to isolate the unapologetic pro-BDS user of anti-Semitic tropes has been lost. That leaves pro-Israel Democrats with some uncomfortable questions.

Politics | Leftists & Antisemitism

Seriously? Just Days After Rashida Tlaib's Holocaust Comments She Becomes First Muslim Woman to Preside Over House | Tre

It’s only been a few days since anti-Semitic congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) made the shocking statement that thinking about the Holocaust gives her a “calming feeling,” but rather than getting rebuked or censured, she has now become the first Musli

News | The News

Barr Trolls Pelosi In Person: ‘Madam Speaker, Did You Bring Your Handcuffs?’ | Daily Wire

Attorney General Bill Barr trolled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday when the two met face-to-face, asking the California Democrat if she brought her handcuffs to arrest him.

Politics | The "Squad"

Rashida Tlaib Is Pushing A Terrorist Narrative About Israel

The congresswoman claims her Holocaust remarks were taken 'out of context.' But the proper context shows she’s pushing a terrorist narrative about Israel.

Politics | The "Squad"

‘She smeared herself!’ Nancy Pelosi tries to shame Republicans into apologizing for their ‘smear’ of Rashida Tlaib

As Twitchy told you, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer had the gall to demand that Republicans apologize to Rashida Tlaib for calling her out over her despicable and historically illiterate remarks about the Holocaust and Israel. Not to be outdone, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is doing the same:

History | HISTORY

Elder Of Ziyon: Vile: US Rep @RashidaTlaib pretends Palestinians helped Jews after the Holocaust

This is unreal.

Politics | The "Squad"

Rashida Tlaib slammed by House GOP over statement that Holocaust gives her 'kind of a calming feeling'

House Republican leaders called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to "take action" against Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Sunday after Tlaib said that thinking about the Holocaust gave her "kind of a calming feeling."

Politics | The "Squad"

Ocasio-Cortez Walks Back Claim on World Ending in 12 years: Republicans 'Have the Social Intelligence of a Sea Sponge'

Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) on Sunday attempted to downplay her claim that the world will end in 12 years unless Congress acts on climate change by mocking Republicans and saying, “You’d have to have the social intelligence of a sea

News | The News

Republicans Holding Eric Holder In Contempt Was Different Than Democrats Holding Bill Barr In Contempt. Here’s How. | Da

No, it’s not because one was in a Republican administration and the other was in a Democrat administration.

Politics | The "Squad"

Mike Pence Calls for Ilhan Omar to Be Removed from House Foreign Affairs Committee | Trending

Today, in an interview with Fox News, Vice President Pence called on the Democratic House leadership to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from the powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee. “Ilhan Omar has made statements, anti-Semitic comments against our

Politics | The "Squad"

Liz Cheney Fires Back After Ilhan Omar Accuses Her Of Lying: ‘An Anti-Semitic Socialist’

GOP Conference chair Liz Cheney had some strong words for Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar on Friday after the freshman congresswoman accused Cheney, without evidence, of lying.

Politics | Liberal Hypocrisy

Democrats Vote To Hold AG Barr In Contempt. Here's What They Said In 2012 When Holder Was Held In Contempt. | Daily Wire

The Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines, 24 to 16, on Wednesday to recommend holding Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt of Congress for his refusal to comply with a subpoena for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's unreda

History | History

Ilhan Omar and the Myth of Jewish Hypnosis

A conspiracy theory with ancient roots and a bloody history.

News | Standing With Israel

New Group Seeks to Bolster Support for Israel in US Congress

A new organization has been established with the goal of bolstering support for Israel in the US Congress — a task that has received greater impetus following the election last November of several representatives with unsympathetic views toward the Jewish state.

Politics | The "Squad"

Rep. Tlaib recruiting Members for ‘Congressional Delegation’ to West Bank

The trip is said to conflict with AIPAC/AIEF’s freshmen junket Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) is organizing a trip to the Palestinian Territories, slated for the August recess, competing...

Politics | The "Squad"

Rep. Rashida Tlaib's Loyalties Do Not Lie With America. She Just Made That Explicitly Clear.

The usual suspects came out in support of the people who launched rockets at Israel over the weekend. Sadly, it is not surprising to see the likes of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) or Rep.

Politics | The "Squad"

‘She is evil!’ Ilhan Omar deserves to be run out on a rail for this absolutely horrific take on Venezuela

In a sane world, mowing protesters down with armored vehicles would be a red line that should never be crossed. But Ilhan Omar doesn’t live in a sane world, does she?

News | News

Jewish Democrats Slam Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Over Comment That Cutting US Aid to Israel Should Be ‘On the Table’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at a rally in New York City. Photo: Reuters / Caitlin Ochs. Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) …

Politics | Trump Politics

Blame Activists, Cartels for Crisis at Border, Not Trump

Trump is not one to stand by and not try every possible legal option to get the job done—and that includes shaking up the team.

News | Antisemitism Watch

WATCH: Rashida Tlaib’s Terrorist & Antisemite Connections – Israellycool

The title of this post is not click-bait. The Israel Advocacy Movement has looked at some of Tlaib’s closest colleagues, employees and friends, and the results are disturbing to say the least.

Politics | Hamas, Gaza & The West Bank

Rashida Tlaib Lies About Her Grandmother So She Can Blame Israel

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich).. Photo: Screenshot. JNS.org – Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) has a lot of “firsts” to her credit. …

Politics | Other Politics

Trump Vows Veto After Congress Blocks His Order To Build Border Wall

The resolution to terminate the president's national emergency declaration sets up the likely first veto confrontation between Congress and the White House since President Trump took office.

News | News

California college to vote on ending Israel study program, with support from Rep. Tlaib

A California college’s council is pushing forward with a vote to end its study abroad program with an Israeli university -- a push that has picked up the support of freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.

Politics | POLITICS

Democrats’ refusal to call out Ilhan Omar’s anti-semitism is just appalling

It’s really not hard to get to the bottom of this: When you say that Jews have magical hypnotic powers to control other people, you’re an anti-Semite. When you say Jews control other people through…

Politics | POLITICS

Omar and AOC Don’t Get To Get To Define Anti-Semitism

Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez need to stop telling Jews what is and isn't anti-Semitic.

News | Antisemitism Watch

Yes, We Have To Keep Calling Out Ilhan Omar’s Anti-Semitism. This is why.

As reported by The Daily Wire's Ryan Saavedra, freshman congresswoman Rep.

Politics | Politics

House Democrats drafting resolution on anti-Semitism after fresh Omar comments

Unclear whether measure will specifically address latest remarks by controversial freshman lawmaker suggesting Israel supporters have dual loyalties

Politics | POLITICS

What Sen. Paul’s decision to oppose Trump’s national emergency declaration means

The decision by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) to vote in favor of blocking President Trump’s national emergency declaration for the border sets two things in motion on Capitol Hill:

Politics | POLITICS

Omar Doubles Down On Anti-Semitism, Accuses Jewish Congresswoman Of Wanting Her To Have Dual Loyalty To Israel | Daily W

Embattled Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) ignited another firestorm on Sunday when she made anti-Semitic comments to a Jewish member of Congress, accusing the congresswoman of wanting her to have dual loyalties to Israel.

News | Antisemitism Watch

Ilhan Omar Accuses Israel Hawks of ‘Allegiance to a Foreign Country’

After skirting around anti-Semitism a few weeks ago, Omar goes all in.

News | News

Tax-paid Hill Pensions Would End Under Scott, Braun Bill

WASHINGTON—Generous tax-funded pensions for members of Congress would be abolished under a proposal introduced in the Senate on ...

Politics | POLITICS

Apology Unaccepted: Ilhan Omar Is Not Really Sorry For Her Anti-Semitic Remarks

Ilhan Omar’s second apology in as many months for making anti-Semitic remarks is not genuine, and accepting shallow contrition empowers bigotry.

Politics | POLITICS

Bipartisan Condemnation Erupts Over Ilhan Omar's Anti-Semitism

On Sunday, after Rep.

News | Antisemitism Watch

WATCH: Ilhan Omar Runs From CNN When Asked About Her Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) ran from CNN on Tuesday when the network pressed her over her support for anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns against Israel.

Politics | From CNN

Trump's State of the Union address promises epic political drama - CNNPolitics

President Donald Trump's annual State of the Union address is poised to deliver the kind of irresistible prime-time drama that its sporting equivalent, a snoozer Super Bowl, lacked.

News | Antisemitism Watch

Latest Ilhan Omar Interview Adds Weight To Charges She’s Anti-Jew

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) revealed both an astonishing ignorance about American foreign policy and renewed questions about her anti-Semitism.

Miscellaneous | Interesting

Cutting Government Waste Could Provide Border Wall Funding, Meadows Says

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-NC, floated a compromise solution on Jan. 15 to end the nearly one-month long partial government shutdown hinging on a funding impasse for a barrier wall on the U.S. southern border.

Politics | Opinion

Is Rashida Tlaib Guilty of Bigotry?

To single out only the "Jew among nations," and not the dozens of far more serious violators of human rights is bigotry pure and simple, and those who support BDS only against Israel are guilty of bigotry. What is unacceptable is discriminatory actions,

News | News

First Muslim Women in US Congress Misled Voters About Views on Israel

"Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel." — Ilhan Omar, in a tweet, November 2012. "When a politician singles out Jewish allies as 'evil,' but ignores every brutal theocratic regime in th

Politics | Politics

Exasperated Democrats try to rein in Ocasio-Cortez

The effort is part carrot, part stick. But it's far from clear the anti-establishment political novice can be made to play ball.

History | History

The First Actual Palestinian-American in Congress (and He Was Jewish)

Did you know that there was a Palestinian-American in the House long before anyone else, who was in fact the only one who was actually a citizen of “Palestine,” and who had a Palestinian passport? And that he was Jewish?

Politics | Politics

Brazen Support for BDS: A Troubling First in the New Congress | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com

Last week, new members of the US Congress were sworn in. While there were a few “firsts” to be celebrated,...

Politics | Politics

'Bark bark ... anybody?' Dem Rep. Rashida Tlaib blows anti-Semitic dog whistle — but where are media guardians of truth?

Bueller? Bueller?

Politics | Politics

Ilhan Omar says she's the first refugee in Congress, but forgot these Jews

Seffi Kogen, the Global Director of Young Leadership for the American Jewish Committee, counts at least four other lawmakers who in their lifetimes had refugee status, and two of them are Jewish.

News | News

New Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib’s First Order of Business: Wiping Israel off the Map

Rabid Israel-hater Rashida Tlaib was yesterday sworn in as the first-ever palestinian American woman in Congress. And she had an important matter to address.

News | News

Midterm Election Wins Bolster Trump’s Mandate

President Donald Trump celebrated the midterm elections as a “tremendous success” for his administration after Republicans expanded their majority in the Senate, maintained an edge in governorships, and handed control of the House to the Democ

News | News

Declassification Would Refute Pretext of Russia Probe, Lawmaker Says

Congressmen have viewed classified documents containing exculpatory evidence that undermines the pretext of the investigation of alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas). The FBI began a counterintelli

History | The Constitution

US House Approves Measure Against Non-Citizen Voting

H.R. 1071 passed, saying that "allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of U.S. citizens."

Politics | Politics

Cory Booker gets George Costanza 'bad boy' lampooning for 'Spartacus' claim - Washington Times

Sen. Cory Booker's attempt to liken himself to Kirk Douglas' "Spartacus" has turned into a comedic goldmine for Republicans and conservatives.

Politics | Politics

Rep. Billy Long Uses Auctioneering Skills to Drown Out Protester at Hearing With Twitter CEO

"We're selling the cell phone there!" Even the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee noted that Rep. Billy Long's impromptu performance would be a hit on Twitter — and it was

Politics | POLITICS

Ben Sasse Conducts a Two-Minute Master Class in American Civics | National Review

Good for Senator Sasse to remind us all of the Supreme Court’s proper place.

Business & Finance | Economics

Congress eyes truck driver shortage solution | Fox Business

The DRIVE-Safe Act would open cross-state truck driving positions to 18-year-olds.

News | News

Why Is a Study of Palestinian School Books Being Kept Secret from the US Congress?

Why does the US State Department continue to block the publication of the congressional investigation of Palestinian textbooks taught in...

Politics | BDS

Congress Advances Law to Protect US Businesses from BDS Pressure

The move was warmly welcomed by a coalition of pro-Israel organizations.

News | News

Democratic Support Far From Guaranteed in Congressional Battle to Support Israel's Right to Self Defense

Democratic support for Israel's defense remains in question.

News | News

American Lawmakers Push for Recognition of Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan

JNS.org – An American plan to bring the US closer to recognizing the Golan Heights was laid out last week for...

News | NEWS

How The Congressional Baseball Shooting Didn't Become The Deadliest Political Assassination In American History

You don't know the whole story of how close we came to one of the deadliest political shootings in US history last year.

Politics | Politics

Ryan to retire as Speaker in January

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is retiring at the end of this Congress, ending his speakership a little more than three years after it began.

Politics | Politics

Day 2 of Mark Zuckerberg’s Testimony: What to Watch For - The New York Times

Mr. Zuckerberg will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in his second and final day of congressional testimony over Facebook’s handling of user data.

Politics | Politics

Aging senators ask 'Mr. Zuckerberg' for tech support in hilarious Senate hearing meme

The internet roasted clueless lawmakers during Mark Zuckerberg's Senate hearing.

News | News

Mark Zuckerberg Answers to Congress For Facebook's Troubles | WIRED

Tensions around Facebook's privacy and ad practices have escalated dramatically since the last time the company sat before Congress.

Music | Music

Congress Is Making Headway on a Bill to Modernize How Musicians Are Paid

But they should slow down so musicians can point out the many flaws in fine print

Politics | Other Politics

California Democratic Party declines to endorse Dianne Feinstein for re-election

The rebuke of Dianne Feinstein by party delegates comes even though the 25-year incumbent has led polls by wide margins.

Politics | Politics

Senate Rejects Bipartisan Immigration Plan

The measure would have severely limited chain migration, ended the visa lottery, funded the border wall and resolved the fate of the Dreamers.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

Congress let CHIP’s funding expire 102 days ago, and it’s a national disgrace - Vox

It would cost $800 million to extend kids’ health insurance. That’s 0.1 percent of the price of the tax overhaul.

Politics | Politics

Vote explainer: Can Republicans still pass the bill if senators are absent?

Senate Republicans are working to shore up enough votes within their caucus to pass tax reform next week, even in the unlikely but possible scenario that two Republican senators are absent for the big vote.

Politics | POLITICS

GOP reeling after healthcare collapse  | TheHill

Republicans offered competing ideas for what to do next on healthcare Monday night, now that the current ObamaCare replacement effort has fallen apart

Politics | Politics

Inside the failed secret mission to save the filibuster

A group of senators secretly tried to negotiate an end to the Senate's decade-long judicial wars. But distrust ran too deep.

Politics | From CNN

Trump's very bad day: FBI investigating Russia links as White House repeats wiretap claim - CNNPolitics.com

Trump's wiretapping accusation hits its climax at FBI Director Comey's hearing. And the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch starts.

Politics | Politics

Dispense Contraception or Pay U.S. $1000

A few days ago, I described a pending House bill that would gut the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.   Now, I find out that my a bunch of Democrat U.S. Senators have introduced a bill that would require pharmacists to dispense contraception–even if v

Politics | Politics

House passes bill that could limit Syrian refugees - CNNPolitics.com

The House easily passed a bill Thursday that would suspend the program allowing Syrian and Iraqi refugees into the U.S. until key national security agencies certify they don't pose a security risk.

Politics | Politics

Dennis Prager: Speaker Of The House? | AllAccess.com

With House Republicans in disarray trying to come up with a suitable candidate for Speaker of the House to replace the retiring JOHN BOEHNER, a caller's suggestion has SALEM RADIO NETWORK host DENNIS PRAGER thinking that perhaps he could be the chosen one

Politics | From the HuffPost

Boehner's Golden Opportunity | Chris Weigant

Boehner has already nominated himself as the Republican Party's sacrificial lamb. But on his way out, he could also be a very effective scapegoat, thus sparing both his party and the country at large a whole lot of needless drama and economic instability

Politics | Politics

Congress should step up to block the terrible Iran agreement - by Joe Lieberman

Sen. Charles Schumer announced his opposition to the Iran deal; others should follow his lead.

Politics | Opinion

Alan Dershowitz: Democrats' Boycott of Netanyahu 'Appalling, Irresponsible'

Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz has slammed Democrats for planning to boycott a controversial speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next week to Congress.

Politics | Opinion

Alan M. Dershowitz: The Appalling Talk of Boycotting Netanyahu - WSJ

In The Wall Street Journal, Alan M. Dershowitz writes that Congress has every right, and even an obligation, to hear the Israeli leader speak about the Iranian threat.

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Boehner invites Netanyahu to speak to Congress next month

The day after President Obama's State of the Union address, House Speaker John Boehner has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress in February. Netanyahu’s Feb. 11 speech will be his third address before Congress. “You m

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Republicans Take Control - Fox News

REPUBLICANS TAKE CONTROL OF THE SENATE — Voters deal a major blow to President Obama's agenda in his final two years in office as Republicans gain control of the Senate and increase their majority in the House.

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Midterm election rides wave of anger at incumbents - LA Times

The costliest midterm election in history draws to a bitter close with control of the Senate tilting toward Republicans even as governors, in red and blue states alike, face a well of anti-incumbent anger from New England to the Rocky Mountains.

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Constitution Check: Will the Supreme Court reinforce majority rule in Congress? - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, looks at a challenge that will attempt to persuade the Supreme Court to finally rule on the constitutionality of Senate filibusters.

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Party of the rich: In Congress, it's the Democrats - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are the party of the rich, right? It's a label that has stuck for decades, and you're hearing it again as Democrats complain about GOP support for tax breaks that benefit corporations and wealthy individual

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Just 63% Know Which Parties Control the House and Senate - Rasmussen Reports™

Rasmussen Reports - The best place to look for polls that are spot on

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Senator Cory Booker comes out unequivocally on the side of Israel

Corey Booker delivers a devastating critique of Hamas.

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Eric Cantor says goodbye as House majority leader

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, shockingly defeated for renomination in Virginia, gave his final address as the No. 2 GOP leader.

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In Texas, Obama Sets Stage To Answer 'Do-Nothing' Congress

President Obama knows he's unlikely to get support from Texas' predominantly Republican congressional delegation, but being rebuffed will make it easier for him to shift blame to the GOP.

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Waves of immigrant minors present crisis for Obama, Congress

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of children unaccompanied by parents or relatives are flooding across the southern U.S. border illegally, forcing the Obama administration and Congress to grapple with both a humanitarian crisis an

Politics | Polls

Poll: Nearly 6-in-10 Want Every Member of Congress Replaced

A new national poll has found that an all-time high of 57% of Americans would vote to throw out every member of Congress if given the option in the 2014 elections.